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for centuries as the lifeblood of the country's timber business. >> if you use elephants, you don't need wider roads, or a car, or a heavy duty machine. >> with their immense strength, these elephants can haul logs with minimal damage to the forest. they have survived wars, and decades of dictatorship. but now, the future of myanmar's timber elephants, and their handlers, is at risk. >> in order to make money, we have to fire some employees. since logging extraction is reduced, they will be fired. >> with the myanmar government drastically reducing timber extraction by 2014, livelihoods are on the line. >> yes, we are suffering because we have been working in this industry for a long time. >> after decades of lost opportunities, today myanmar is racing to catch up. some of the changes sweeping through the country are wrenching, - and will reach far corners. >> i'm nirmal ghosh, on this edition of 101 east, we gain rare access to remote elephant logging camps and ask, "is this is the end of myanmar's timber elephants?" >> for centuries, myanmar's tropical hardwood has been in demand across the
't understand a thing. my parents were tense. there was one morning that i remember. they got us - my siblings and me - my younger brother and baby sister up, got us dressed. my brother and i were in the living room. i saw two soldiers march up the driveway, bayonne et cetera up the rifle and saw it flashing. stomped up the porch, banged on the door. my father answered it and they ordered us out of our home. >> when you got older, what did your parents tell you about what had happened? >> i initiated that. i started as a teenager reading history and civics books and i didn't find anything about what i knew to be my childhood imprisonment. after dinner i engaged my father in long and sometimes intense heated conversations about our incarceration. what i remember from those conversations is my father saying that our democracy is a people's democracy, and it can be as great as a people can be, but it's as fallible as people are. >> going forward to washington d.c. you speak to the national press club. you go to one of the monument and someone asks about the government shutdown and you say, "the p
. >> on syria, zbigniew brzezinski said the u.s. policy towards dmask was ill-conceived. in iran, talking about a u.s. nuclear deal with teheran. former president jimmy carter can do it. >> miscalculations. >> well, i suspect much to everyone's regret, which i share, that this democratic experiment in egypt never took traction. >> and is nsa leak scandal. is the former there contractor diss a traitor? >> yes, whatever his motivate. >> a consultant for the center for strategic and international studies. dr. brzezinski, thank you for being on talk to al jazeera. >> thank you for having me. >> what do you think the is the biggest challenge to the obama administration? >> the biggest challenge, the global controversy, the united states was the preeminent power in the world, clearly the country that could in fact can impose its will very significantly on a lot of events. today we're in a chaotic world of turmoil, in which we face certain self-evident crises. one in the middle east, continuing one in afghanistan and rawnl iraq and continue -- iraq and. >> what caused that decline? >> it is a combinat
response from some u.s. lawmakers, including john boehner. the concern is that iran cannot be trusted to follow the new guidelines. the israeli prime minister called the proposal a historic mistake. president obama spoke with him today about those concerns. obama wants the u.s. and style you to begin consultations about the next steps in nuclear negotiations. >> in afghanistan, 2500 tribal leaders there have voted to keep american soldiers in the country beyond 2004. the president hamid karzai refuse to say sign the agreement until after next year's presidential election in april. much of the u.s. is braising for rough holiday travel as a large storm rolls through. it's expected to bring sleet and snow to parts of the east coast and to the south later this week. the storm killed eight people in western states overnight. >> an active volcano forced the evacuation of thousands on an island. it has spied ash into the air. the military is together 15,000 more people to leave. those are the headlines. talk to aljazeera is up next on aljazeera america. >> they he told use it would be fast,
of peace. israel and u.s. lawmakers say iran cannot be trusted. a security agreement between the u.s. and afghanistan that would keep american troops in the country past 2014 is in doubt. a council of tribal leaders approved but president hamid karzai is refusing to sign it, unless there's a deal setting out the role for troops. >> the presidential election in honduras is too close to call. national party candidate juan orlando hernandez and leftist xiomara castro del zelaya. both are claiming victory, official results could take days to confirm. >> the whether is blamed for 13 deaths. four are in oklahoma, where half an inch of snow fell, those are the headlines thanks for watching al jazeera america. oprah winfrey winnepeg >> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonight's exclusive report. >> stories that have impact... that make a difference... that open your world... >> this is what we do... >> america tonight weeknights 9et / 6pt only on al jazeera america >> we're back with alice waters, a chef and activist. what drew you to food way back when? >> that's a good question. when pe
. >> changes all of history, he should have won. >> it suggests to us that we have exaggerated the advantages of giants and underestimated the advantages of small nimble audacious people with cutting edge technology. right? which to anybody living in the 21st century this reinterpretation should not come as a surprise. >> you have actually giving some time to how this applies to other things. a lot of times when an inferior army has taken up against a superior army they've won. >> if you look historically at combats, there is really fascinating research done by ivan toft, a historian. one time's ten times greater than the other. and you look at in those substancsubstance instances, if merrick attacked canada and canada decided to fight a guerilla warfare, in response, i put my moneys on canada and you and i are canadians. the fact that america is larger and wealthier and has better weapons is an advantage but not nearly as much of afternoon advantage as we think. so if you think of you are canada and invaded by the united states, what weapons would you have? you would have the weapon of anger
told use it would be fast, cheap and easy, and that's not the case. >> american chef and action visit alice waters said we should return to eating local and seasonal food. >> you know, it's celebrating life. >> the owner of the world renowned restaurant is famous for her pioneering use of organic ingredients. >> we are part of nature. we depend on it. >> for deck caused, she has championed the slow food movement. >> the idea of eating in your car is something just uncivilized. >> alice waters, welcome to talk to aljazeera. >> thank you. >> you have said that food should cost more. explain what did you mean. >> well, i have been running restaurants for 42 years, and i think the success of the restaurant is completely dependent on the ingredients we have. i discovered very early on that these farmers that were local and organic made the restaurant what it is and i wanted to give them the money directly, and so we don't really have a middle man. we go to the farmer and i want to pay him the real price of food. >> is it possible to replicate that? >> i think it really is. when you cut out
eastern on al jazeera america determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that are on line, and it's not - it's not just twitter, what has happened through social media and the anonymity of the net is that you see websites, hate-filled websites targetting all sorts of groups, popping up. there has been a huge number of those that exist as well. >> start with one issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax cuts... the economy... iran... healthcare... it goes on and on... ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story theses are strai
us to be like baseball where you got five teams that can win it and 25 teams. >> you know uh-huh. >> when i played the nba, i played 16 years, the celtics won. the lakers won. the pistons won. the rockets won. bulls won and the spurs won. so, it was spread out. even as dominant as the bulls were winning six championships, it still was spread out. 1, 2. the spurs one on for, the rockets won 2. it was spread out. i think it's better for the over all game because these pays pay an exhorn tant amount of money to watch us play. i want them to have hope. the players got a great life. i want the fans to feel like, you know what? if i am going to pay an exsorb tant amount of money, my team has a chance. >> you said you were disappointed in the over all playa in the league it seems as though the personalities of the game have gotten bigger, the overall talent level has gone down. do you agree with that? and how is that affecting the league as a whole? >> it what happened was we started draftingly players too young. we went through a period when er the nba wasn't very good drafting hig
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